It has finally arrived. The new season is upon us and West Ham United face an intriguing opening-day fixture. The north-west side have a decent recent record at the Boleyn Ground, having won twice and drawn the other of their three Barclays Premier League meetings since both teams arrived in the top flight in 2005. Hopes are high that Alan Curbishley's men will get off to a flying start and JAXX reckon that's the case, offering 9/10 that the Hammers will beat Wigan. The Latics are available at 33/10, with the draw at 23/10.
Games between these two are often tight affairs. Each of their last three Barclays Premier League meetings at the Boleyn Ground have produced less than three goals in total, and four of our last six league meetings home and away have yielded less than three goals, so that might be worth remembering since you can bet under or over 2.5 goals in each game with JAXX. It is 17/20 that there will be more than 2.5 goals scored in total, and 3/4 that there will be fewer than 2.5 goals
West Ham United are 17/100 to score a goal or more on Saturday and 29/10 not to score. Wigan Athletic are 9/20 to find the net at the Boleyn Ground and are considered 27/20 not to notch.
JAXX also offer Handicap betting. If you think the Hammers will beat Wigan by two clear goals or more, back them with a goal start at 49/20 - a successful bet of £20 will return £69. Wigan are 13/20 getting a goal start (meaning if they win or draw, your bet will be successful) and the draw on the Handicap market (a home victory by a one-goal margin) is available at 49/20.
Perhaps more inviting is 7/10 for West Ham United to be the first team to score, meaning a successful £20 bet will return £34. Alan Curbishley's side are 1/2 with JAXX to be the last team to score. You can also bet on which half will produce most goals. The first half is 39/20, the second half is 1/1 (evens) or for an equal amount of goals in each half, 41/20 is available.
JAXX are once again proud to be the official betting partner of West Ham United and the London-based on-line bookmaker offer a wide range of exclusive Season-long Specials for Hammers fans. For example, JAXX are offering a market 'Without The Big Four', West Ham United could be big value at 20/1.
It was great to see Dean Ashton get a run-out for England in the summer. He fully deserves to get a chance to prove what most of us already know - he's England's No1 striker. Deano is 40/1 to be the Premier League's top marksman this season. Hopefully he will give 7/2 favourite Fernando Torres a run for his money.
JAXX wish the team well for Saturday and the rest of the season, and hope that the 9/10 to beat Wigan will be rewading odds. Register with JAXX, place your first bet and you will get a free matching bet to the value of your own stake, up to £25. For example, if your first bet is £25, it will be doubled and you will get another £25 to bet absolutely free. Your free bet will be credited to your account within 48 hours of placing your first bet.